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Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross #4)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  51,644 Ratings  ·  1,135 Reviews
Alex Cross is back-and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies. In addition, we are introduced to a new pair of rivals whose paths cross that of Alex and Soneji. Thomas Augustine Pierce has been chasing his demon, Mr. Smith, since the savage murder of his fiancee. ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Vision (first published November 5th 1997)
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Diana Long Depends on how mature the 13 year old is. I personally would not recommend it since it's very graphic in some parts.
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James Lafayette  Tivendale
It was amazing to return to the corrupt and thrilling world where the policeman, psychologist and all around great family man, Alex Cross tries to solve insanely complex, homicide cases. Although often extremely violent and upsetting, dealing with the darkest sides of what crimes humans can commit, I love reading this series and the majority of the entries are highly addictive. Like the other books, this is a complete standalone novel although extra layers are added if they are visited consecuti ...more
Feb 12, 2009 rated it did not like it
Why do I keep picking up Alex Cross novels when I am constantly dissapointed? Is it because I read Kiss the Girls when I was much younger and at that time found it enjoyable? Ah the blissful pleasures of ignorant youth. Maybe it is just because there happen to be so many in every airport bookstore that I just can't resist. This book was apparently thrown togeather with no regard for cohesive story line, no thought of how time passes, and no thought of how real people think and feel. Alex Cross w ...more
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I can't believe I used to like this book. All of the things I came to hate about the later books of the series are actually WORSE in this book. I have tried to keep spoilers to details to they won't ruin the plot. Also, fair warning, a lot of this review is a C&P of the first Cross book since a lot of my issues are the same.

1. The fact that Patterson spends half the book writing about how evil white people are drives me nuts. Keep in mind that Patterson was a 46 y.o., married, wealthy,
Matthew Esham
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Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I usually find James Patterson a bit ho hum but there is nothing ho hum about Cat and Mouse. Alex is, once again, faced with two psychopaths but this time round they are both masters of the macabre. The violence held within is pretty graphic so let your watch word be "take care".
The things the alpha villain, Mr Smith, does are particularly gross. Who'd want to be a medical examiner? Not me. There really is a lot going on so there is no time get bored let alone make a cup of coffee.
This time rou
Alaina Meserole
Just like Jack and Jill, Cat and Mouse forces Alex to take on two murderers again. One killer is the Gary Soneji, who was introduced to us in the first book Along Came a Spider. He's dying from AIDS and wants to go out with a bang! Oh, and he most definitely wants his revenge on Alex Cross for putting him in jail.

Then there's Mr. Smith who is off kidnapping and killing people in France. He basically taunts the police because he calls them when there's a new victim and then later when he tells th
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Would you be an assassin?

When is being the bad guy ever good? Is being an assassin a good or a bad thing? Do killers have different problems then regular people? Cat and mouse by James Patterson is a suspenseful, exciting action book that will blow your mind. Two people fight to the death, who will be the cat and who will be the mouse.
Gary Sonejis is an assassin in the United States and he was a kidnapper. Mr. Smith is a person without a first name, and he is also an assassin but in Europe tha
Nathalie ~*Our Future Has Come*~
GAG!! Maybe 2.25 stars. I'm usually a huge Alex Cross fan, the first two books - shit scary. Number 3... meh. But this one?? Seriously?!

It basically read like two books - the first half with Soneji was a flop, I didn't find that necessary, yes it was creepy but pretty disappointing. And (ok, maybe I'm a bitch) but not one member of Alex Cross' family died?? Not even the Grandma?? Come On!!!

The romance between Cross and Christine?? Gag, seriously, gag. Please don't ever write any sex scenes again
May 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Alex Cross is back-as is a furious and self-destructive Gary Soneji. Out of jail and kicking the bucket from the AIDS infection he contracted there, he will get exact retribution on Cross before he bites the dust. Moreover, we are acquainted with another match of adversaries whose ways cross that of Alex and Soneji. Thomas Augustine Pierce has been pursuing his evil spirit, Mr. Smith, since the savage murder of his fiancee. Mr. Smith is an interesting creature, with activities toward his casualt ...more
Aug 20, 2010 rated it liked it
i stayed up all night reading. the only thing that stopped me from finishing it was when i looked out the window the sun was already up and i still have a 8 am class to attend, so i figured i got to catch at least an hour's sleep. really exciting, i couldn't put it down. gary soneji is simply sick... yet strangely fascinating.
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